The goal of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness of male health issues on a global level and encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Men’s Health Facts 
- 12.1% of men 18 years and over are in fair or in poor health (2012)
- 20.9% of men 18 years and over who currently smoke cigarettes (2011-2013)
- 34.6% of men 18 years and over who are obese (2009-2012)
- 31.6% of men 18 years and over with hypertension (measured high blood pressure and/or taking antihypertensive medication) (2009-2012)
- Leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer and accidents (unintentional).
Tips & Tricks for Men 
- Health numbers you should watch: body mass index/weight, waistline, blood pressure, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and blood glucose.
- Know your family health history: your genes can influence your risk of developing some forms of illnesses or diseases.
- Move: if you are not already going some form of exercise, start small and work up to 20-30 minutes of moderate physical activity, 2-3 days a week.
- Sleep well: make sure you get enough sleep as your sleeping habits have an influence on your metabolism, your capacity to fight infections and cope with stress.
- Eat a healthy diet: Drink water instead of beverages that contain a lot of sugar like soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit drinks and shakes.
- Manage your stress: Long-term stress can be a factor in the onset or worsening of ill health. Manage your stress by practicing a sport, seeing a movie or hanging out with friends.
- Don’t smoke: if you smoke, take steps to stop! Compared to non-smokers, smokers are about 20 times more likely to develop lung cancer.